• Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Will Be the First Transgender Athlete To Compete at the Olympics

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is officially the first transgender athlete to qualify for an Olympic team. Hubbard was selected for the national team on Monday and will compete in the "super-heavyweight" category in the games, slated to commence in Tokyo this July. Hubbard transitioned from male to female in 2012 after setting national records in junior competitions as a male athlete, according to The Associated Press. Hubbard then entered her first competition as a female athlete after transitioning in 2017, where she set dominated her division with new records. "Hubbard, 39, won...
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